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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:08 AM

I am going to D.C. on Jan. 19th to say thank you to President Obama. Do you want to come along?

http://www.saythanksobama.com


Tens Of Thousands Plan To Clap And Say 'Thanks Obama' On His Last Day Of Work

It started long before we knew the outcome of the election. Bejidé Davis just wanted to say "Thanks Obama," without a hint of irony or sarcasm. Now Davis and Amanda Washington Lockett are planning an event in D.C. to show gratitude for President Barack Obama on his last day in office that tens of thousands of people say they plan to attend.

"I really think that he is the face of making the impossible possible," says Davis, a corporate attorney who lives in New York. "A lot of people said the economy couldn't be fixed, he fixed it. People said Osama bin Laden couldn't be caught, he caught him. A lot of people said there couldn't be an African American president, he did it. He keeps breaking barriers."
Those were the kinds of things that Davis was talking about with her older brother a few months ago, wishing she could express her deeply felt gratitude with a round of applause. "My brother said 'Are you seriously saying you want to give the president of the United States a clap out?'"

The idea percolated in Davis' head for a few weeks until she watched Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention. Inspired by his message, she created a Facebook event thinking that, at most, a handful of her friends would join in. It asked: "Who wants to come with me to D.C. in January and stand at the White House gate and just clap for the President on his last day of work?

When Davis woke up the next day, there were already 500 positive RSVPs. So she enlisted Lockett, her college roommate at Spelman College, to make it a reality.

http://dcist.com/2016/11/tens_of_thousands_plan_to_clap_and.php

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Reply I am going to D.C. on Jan. 19th to say thank you to President Obama. Do you want to come along? (Original post)
Botany Dec 2016 OP
Arkansas Granny Dec 2016 #1
NastyRiffraff Dec 2016 #2
yeoman6987 Dec 2016 #3
MBS Dec 2016 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2016 #5
MFM008 Dec 2016 #6
NastyRiffraff Dec 2016 #7
Wiseman32218 Dec 2016 #8
Rex Dec 2016 #9

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:22 AM

1. Would that I could, but be sure to convey my thanks, as well.

We are really going to miss that man.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:04 PM

2. I live in a close in DC suburb

So I'll definitely be there! I wish Obama could stay where he is!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:06 PM

3. It's a Tuesday. Wish it was a weekend when most could go

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:10 PM

4. I really REALLY want to do this.


I love the POSITIVE energy behind this project. Yes, please, let's thank President Obama for his distinguished, graceful, courageous, and dignified service to our country.

Have been looking anxiously for details on venue, etc.
Here is their main website. http://www.saythanksobama.com. They are seeking donations to help them pay for a venue that this event deserves. (Not a trivial matter so close to the inauguration, since so much of the area is cordoned off for security. The original, beautiful idea was simply to stand in front of the White House, to show our gratitude. But this will not be allowed, alas, because of the inauguration preparations. : ( )
They also have a page on Facebook.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:22 PM

5. Would love to, but... I'm goin "off grid," so I don't have to see or hear the name of the Fuhrer-Elect.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:10 PM

6. Guess who

Will think it's for him.....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:10 PM

7. He'll have to ignore all the

WE LOVE YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA! signs. Or the PLEASE STAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA! signs.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:32 PM

8. Wish President Obama the best!!!!!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:34 PM

9. If only I could afford to do so.

 

Have to leave it up to those that have it easy. The rest of us work 3 jobs a day.

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